What is FYBS?
Feel Your Best Self (FYBS) is a free toolkit that teaches 12 simple coping strategies to promote emotion regulation. Our team mapped these strategies into three categories that could resonate with kids: Calm Yourself, Catch Your Feelings and Connect with Others.
These types of coping strategies are important life skills, and when used regularly, can promote emotional well-being.
Using FYBS, kids explore different strategies to find those that help them feel their best as they navigate different situations.
What’s included in FYBS?
The toolkit includes short videos for each of the 12 strategies in which 3 puppet kids offer and show each other options to help them shift their thinking, settle their body, and more!
Tip sheets are provided to support co-viewing with caregivers. Strategy cards are also included using simple words and visuals to prompt what each strategy entails.
Facilitator guidance is available to help walk through using FYBS, including tips on incorporating puppet making into their own strategy practice.
Who can use FYBS?
Anyone can use FYBS!
FYBS was originally created for use in classrooms, such as during morning meetings. However, educators and community providers can adapt tools for use in small groups or with individual kids. Families will also find FYBS to be a fun way to talk about emotions and try out ways to feel your best self.
Access is important to us. As we continue to grow, we are working to expand availability of materials in different formats—for diverse readers and non-readers.